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California Enacts Individual Mandate for 2020

On June 28, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a state budget for 2019-2020 that establishes a state individual mandate, effective Jan. 1, 2020. This state-based individual mandate will require California residents to maintain acceptable health coverage or pay a penalty, beginning in 2020. This new mandate was

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ACA Affordability 2020

ACA Play or Pay: Affordability percentage for 2020

On July 22, 2019, the IRS announced that the affordability percentage under the Affordable Care Act’s play or pay rules will decrease to 9.78 percent for 2020 plan years. This is a decrease from 9.86 percent for 2019 plan years. By way of background, the ACA’s employer shared responsibility provision – often called the

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New HSA limits for 2020

On May 28, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2020. An HSA is a tax-exempt savings account that employees can use to pay for qualified health expenses. To be eligible for an HSA,

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